SUNY Morrisville COVID Policy Sanctions

It is essential that everyone continue to monitor their symptoms and use the daily self-screening checklist. Everyone is required to wear a face covering or mask covering your mouth and nose when in the presence of others, while also maintaining physical distance from others, and participate in the pool testing as directed.

Follow the Rules or Face Disciplinary Action

Student conduct is governed by the Student Code of Conduct and when the campus learns of a violation of the rules associated with COVID-19 safety, students will face disciplinary action. Consistent with SUNY policy, students who are partially or completely removed from the institution due to a violation are not eligible for refunds.

SUNY Morrisville utilizes Maxient, a secure, web-based application for Case Management for administering the Campus Judicial Process.  The application will send you important notifications. The emails will come from "notifications@maxient.com." These are authentic emails from the application. They are not SPAM or phishing attempts. Please add them to your contacts so you won't miss any important updates. These notifications will come to your SUNY Morrisville email only.

In addition to a brief explanation, the body of the email will contain a link to your notification letter. You will access your letter through a login page, using your SUNY Morrisville username and password. 

Once logged in to the Maxient portal, you can access your letter, which will be a PDF document. Print or download and save the letter for your records. 

Starting in January when students return for the Spring 2021 semester, any student found in violation of the SUNY COVID policies will be disciplined through the campus judicial system where they will face tougher disciplinary sanctions. Every individual student will have their disciplinary history checked and be sanctioned according to their current discipline status. The sanctioning details that follow are the minimum sanctions for a student with no other disciplinary history.

  • Violations of Face Mask and Social Distancing Requirements: For students found to have committed repeated and/or intentional violations of face mask/covering or social distancing requirements of the campus, Executive Order, or the State or local Department of Health.

    1st violation Written Warning
    2nd violation Campus Probation - 4 months and an Educational ResLife.Net Module
    3rd violation College Probation - 4 months and an Education ResLife.Net Module COVID 19
    4th violation Stayed Res Hall Expulsion - 6 months
    5th violation Suspension from academic and/or housing access with continued access to their academic program via remote learning only (if available and as subject to campus policy and process), an academic and/or housing suspension, or permanent dismissal from the institution.
  • Intentional Violations of COVID-Positive Students: For students who know that they have tested positive for COVID-19 or know they have had close contact to someone who has tested positive or been treated or is symptomatic for COVID-19, and then intentionally expose other students.

    Campus Suspension from academic and/or housing access with continued access to their academic program via remote learning only (if available and as subject to campus policy and process), an academic and/or housing suspension, or permanent dismissal from the institution.

  • Failure to Self-Isolate: For students who fail to self-isolate (because they are COVID-19 positive) as directed by their SUNY campus or the State or local Department of Health.

    Campus Suspension from academic and/or housing access with continued access to their academic program via remote learning only (if available and as subject to campus policy and process), an academic and/or housing suspension, or permanent dismissal from the institution.

  • Failure to Quarantine: For students who have been directed by the institution or the State or local Department of Health to complete a quarantine (potentially positive because of a close contact with someone who is positive) period, on or off campus, and then engage in any conduct that would violate such quarantine order.

    Campus Suspension from academic and/or housing access with continued access to their academic program via remote learning only (if available and as subject to campus policy and process), an academic and/or housing suspension, or permanent dismissal from the institution.

  • Prohibited On-Campus or Off-Campus Gathering (Hosts): For students who host an on-campus or off-campus gathering of any size, whether indoor or outdoor, that violates campus policy and/or exceeds the current limitation published by the SUNY campus, Executive Order, or the State or local Department of Health.

    1st violation Written Warning
    2nd violation Campus Probation - 4 months and an Educational ResLife.Net Module
    3rd violation College Probation - 4 months and an Education ResLife.Net Module COVID 19
    4th violation Stayed Res Hall Expulsion - 6 months
    5th violation Suspension from academic and/or housing access with continued access to their academic program via remote learning only (if available and as subject to campus policy and process), an academic and/or housing suspension, or permanent dismissal from the institution.
  • Prohibited On-Campus or Off-Campus Gathering (Attendees): For students who attend a gathering of any size (but not as host), whether indoor or outdoor, that violates campus policy and/or exceeds the current limitation published by the SUNY campus, Executive Order, or the State or local Department of Health.

    1st violation Written Warning
    2nd violation Campus Probation - 4 months and an Educational ResLife.Net Module
    3rd violation College Probation - 4 months and an Education ResLife.Net Module COVID 19
    4th violation Stayed Res Hall Expulsion - 6 months
    5th violation Suspension from academic and/or housing access with continued access to their academicprogram via remote learning only (if available and as subject to campus policy and process), an academic and/or housing suspension, or permanent dismissal from the institution.
  • Contact Tracing: For students who repeatedly fail to comply, whether intentionally or unintentionally.

    Campus Suspension from academic and/or housing access with continued access to their academic program via remote learning only (if available and as subject to campus policy and process), an academic and/or housing suspension, or permanent dismissal from the institution.

  • Failure to Comply with Campus Health Protocols: For students that have missed at least two scheduled appointments, without sufficient excuse, to obtain diagnostic or surveillance COVID-19 testing under the campus’s published protocol, or for students who fail to submit their daily health screening via the campus’s portal for at least three consecutive days.

    The college shall undertake disciplinary action to enforce compliance, including interim suspension, or administrative measures to electronically deactivate card access and restrict access to any buildings with the exception of access required to obtain health care services pursuant to campus policy.

  • Failure to Comply with Campus Pooled Saliva Testing (Residential Students): For residential students who miss or do not participate in pooled saliva testing as instructed by the college or fail to submit the results of testing done elsewhere.

    1st violation Written Warning
    2nd violation Campus Probation - 4 months and an Educational ResLife.Net Module
    3rd violation College Probation - 4 months and an Education ResLife.Net Module COVID 19
    4th violation Stayed Res Hall Expulsion - 6 months
    5th violation Suspension from academic and/or housing access with continued access to their academic program via remote learning only (if available and as subject to campus policy and process), an academic and/or housing suspension, or permanent dismissal from the institution.

Failure to Comply with Campus Pooled Saliva Testing (Commuter and Norwich Students): For Commuter and Norwich students who miss or do not participate in pooled saliva testing as instructed by the college or fail to submit the results of testing done elsewhere.

1st violation Written Warning
2nd violation Campus Probation - 4 months and an Educational ResLife.Net Module
3rd violation College Probation - 4 months and an Education ResLife.Net Module COVID 19
4th violation Stayed College Expulsion - 6 months
5th violation Suspension from academic and/or housing access with continued access to their academic program via remote learning only (if available and as subject to campus policy and process), an academic and/or housing suspension, or permanent dismissal from the institution.

If you have questions about conduct, please contact the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. If you have questions about your health, please contact the Student Health Center. If you have COVID-19-related questions or concerns, please use our online form.

Thank you for doing your part to follow all safety protocols, your compliance and care help to keep the SUNY Morrisville community healthy.